September 27, 2012

Melted Crayon Leaves and Apples



Yet another idea I saw somewhere on Pinterest and have been wanting to try.  What I saw was kids coloring on  a candle warmer, but I thought my griddle turned down real low would be even better!  So we set out to make some apples (to follow our apple picking adventure).  I started by having Bria pick out red, orange, yellow, and green crayons.  Then I also had her remove the papers (she has always been good at this).



The lowest setting my griddle has is 150 degrees, so I turned it to that for a few seconds and then turned it off.  It really doesn't have to be too hot to melt crayons.  I places a sheet of waxed paper on the griddle and let the girls draw.




I think they ended up going through 6 or 7 sheets before they lost interest in the griddle.



Then I started cutting apple shapes out of the crayon covered waxed paper. The girls also wanted leaves, so we added some of them.  They tried, but had a hard time getting shapes they liked.



We ended up with a good variety, and the girls decided they should go in their bedroom windows.  Theya re all set for fall!



A quick clean up tip! Clean your griddle while it is still warm, and the crayons are still melty.  I just used a paper towel to collect any wax I could see on the griddle, followed by a wet cloth.  Then clean however you normally would.






15 comments:

  1. Love this idea. Looks like they had a lot of funny making such pretty things. Saw on TGIF linky. Come over and check us out sometime.
    Be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
    www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Julie! I will have to visit and see what you are up to!

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  2. Hey- what a great idea to use the griddle! Not just for pancakes anymore, eh? I am totally going to try this with my kiddos next week. We are loving the fall leaves and this would be perfect. Popping by from "TGIF"...come say hi over at http://thehandleyhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/bee-wrapping-paper.html...this week I'm linking up some cutesy bee wrapping paper. Love the blog- thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'll have to come by and see what you are up to. My middle one loves bees!

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  3. So pretty and a great way to use up crayons.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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    1. We had a very crafty week last week! :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did! I love this idea, I'm think me and the boys will have to try this later.

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    1. The girls had a great time, and I think it would work well for many seasons! As always thanks for hosting!

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  5. What a lovely effect. I love activities with melted crayons and this one is brillinant.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for visiting!

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  6. I linked back to you today on this one! Thanks for taking the time to comment on our fall leaves.

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  7. Please could you tell me just how much sunshine does this craft take I live in Portugal and it can get will into the middle forties

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing this unique craft activity and linking up on last week's Discover and Explore! I am so anxious to try it! I'll be featuring this post this Friday!

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  9. This is a beautiful fall activity! Thanks so much for sharing on the Discover & Explore linky!

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